IK Multimedia has just announced the T-RackS Tape Machine Collection. It dishes up the classic tone that you’d expect – adding that all important glue, warmth and character to your tracks – thanks to a combination of physical modelling and convolution.
Missing that dash of analog saturation in the mix? IK Multimedia’s T-RackS Tape Machine Collection gives up that vintage vibe, helping glue your tracks together.
The suite of tape machine emulations is based on four giants of the field. First up, the Ampex 440B is a two-track machine from the late ’60s. It’s imbued with a colourful character, perfect for mixing and mastering.
Next up is the Studer A80 MkII. This Swiss beast was made from 1970 to 1988 and became the go to for high end multi tracking in studios the world over. Hi-fi in character, with subtle harmonic enhancement.
The Revox PR99 MkII is slightly different, being a vertical configuration. It features a unique hybrid design that utilises discrete op amp topolgies. Smooth as silk and one for the audiophiles.
Finally, the MCI JH24. This was real favourite in American studios throughout the ‘80s, this multitrack unit has completely transformerless design and reproduces a clear picture of the musical performance.
There are also four different types of tape to choose from, including emulations of Scotch 250, Ampex 456 and 499, as well as Quantegy GP9.